As a Master Recycler/Composter, you will inspire others in your community to reduce waste, recycle more and compost. You will also meet others who are excited about waste reduction, gain knowledge from experts, get experience working in the field and have the satisfaction of having an impact on these important issues.
- Waste prevention
- Recycling processes
- Household hazardous waste and alternatives
- Organics recycling and home composting
- Zero-waste events
- Public engagement and the motivating behavior change
Classes are taught by professionals from the public and private sector who are working on innovative solutions to environmental challenges.
Course graduates agree to volunteer 30 hours putting their skills to work to help others learn the three Rs: reduce the amount of natural resources used, reuse material and recycle what cannot be salvaged.
Fall 2020 course
- Format: online
- Number of participants: 50
- Fee: Free
- Dates: Six sessions on Tuesday evenings, October 13, 20, 27 and November 10, 17, and 24 (note: no class on Tuesday, November 3)
- Time: 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
Registration for the fall 2020 course is closed.
In an effort to make the Master Recycler/Composter course more representative of Hennepin County as a whole, the fall 2020 application process will include an application window followed by a selection process. The selection process will aim for diversity in demographics and home city of participants.
The link to the online application will be posted here. Applications will close at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, September 30.
50 people will be selected to participate, and you will be notified whether or not you are accepted to the class by Friday, October 2.
Notification of future classes
Complete the Master Recycler/Composter class notification form to be notified of future classes.
Unexpected absences policy
Attendance is required at all six classes; however, we understand that unexpected situations may arise that prevent you from attending class. Please let the program coordinator know if you are going to miss a class.
If you miss two or more classes, you will be dropped from the class with an opportunity to participate in a later training session if space allows.